I would like to thank Shorn for that great introduction. This is my first blog post for VUDU so bear with me if I get off track.
Why do I think VUDU is the best video on demand device on the market? Well VUDU is the first to allow the purchase of High Definition content. Today VUDU announced that their partnerships with FirstLook Studios, Kino, and Magnolia Pictures that allows anyone that own a VUDU to purchase some of the great HD movies. Take a look at the announcement here at Engadget.
Even better is that this also means that the titles can be available to rent or purchase the same day they are released which has been a sore point with many that have adopted the video on demand with the VUDU.
I know that most folks say well that is just independent studios but you know they have some great titles in their library. I really enjoyed King of California and now I can purchase this title in HD.
Well I really didn’t get to my list of other reasons why VUDU Rocks! in this blog entry but I will continue it in a future post.
Go do that VUDU that you do so well!
You might recognize a new name on the VUDU Blog, but Ron Vargo is an old friend. As a VUDU Evangelist, Ron will be appearing on this blog as well as in our forums helping answer questions about the service as well as our hardware as appropriate.
So who is Ron? Father of 5, Ron is a self-admitted “geek.” Ron says: “I love home automation and built my own software from the ground up in the late 80’s on a Mac 512e. Had my first home theater setup with LaserDisc and AC3 digital surround before anyone really knew what that was. Those were the days. My latest toys are playing with my Linux and Windows servers and desktop’s, PBX’s, Media Servers, VoIP, Wireless networking, a little bit of coding and scripting. I also like to edit videos from family photos and vacation videos.” (Hey Ron, you know you can upload to YouTube and then watch the videoes on your VUDU via VUDU Labs?)
“I find the VUDU to be like a time machine,” Ron says.
“I tend to go thought the catalog weekly and add items to my wish list. I start by searching by release year and I have my favorite categories such as SciFi, Horror, Comedy, and Action. It was great to search on 50’s and 60’s titles and find the movies from my Saturday afternoons on the VUDU. Going though the 70’s finding Omega Man and Rollerball brought back such rich memories of staying up late when the parents were sleeping on a school night. 80’s brings back the memories of dating my wife and college years. I watch about 3 to 4 movies a week. With the kids we kinda look only at the family category and my wife Sheri likes to see what is new on the VUDU,” Vargo said.
Look for Ron here and on our forums. Please be sure to say hello.
Valentine’s Day, the holiest of Hallmark holidays, is just around the corner. How will you celebrate? You could go out to an expensive dinner, buy roses that will be dead within a week, and play the chocolate lottery with a box of questionable candy, but that’s what everyone else will be doing. Why not break the mold and spend the evening curled on the couch having a romantic movie night with one of these five enduring romantic comedies from Universal Studios?
VUDU has teamed up with our friends at Universal Studios to offer the following five films at a discounted price to own of $4.99 per film!
About A Boy
A Little Sex
That Old Feeling
The Wedding Date
These films will only be available at this price for a limited time. Visit VUDU.com to read more about each film and purchase from the web!
Three titles currently available on VUDU from Walt Disney Pictures are heading back into the Disney Vault this weekend. Your last chance to own these titles is fast approaching. As of 01/31/09 11:59:59pm, they will no longer be available.
Get them before they’re gone!
Toy Story 2
The Little Mermaid: Ariel’s Beginning